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April 15, 1911

The Proceedings of the Charaka Club.

JAMA. 1911;LVI(15):1136. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560150058034

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In this volume of the "Proceedings of the Charaka Club," of twenty-one papers whose titles are given as having been read since the publication of the second volume, twelve are printed with many rare and interesting illustrations.

Dr. Dana contributes a study of the canticles of old anatomists called "When Apollo Strikes the Lyre," which recalls the days when the scientific world united in the familiar medium of the Latin tongue to celebrate the glories of their contemporaries in verse. When a distinguished professor died or had a festal day his admiring friends and pupils sent him verses from all parts of Europe. Even the works of the great anatomists were celebrated with song. A certain John Antoninus wrote a carmen addressed to the ghosts of the gentlemen whose remains had been dissected by Fabricius of Aquapendente, congratulating them on their good fortune in having been dissected by such a

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